Lancaster schoolboy on a roll after twitter toilet crisis

Adam Greenwood on a Virgin train.
Adam Greenwood on a Virgin train.

A social media whizkid’s tweet about a toilet roll shortage on a Virgin train has become a national sensation.

When Adam Greenwood was trapped on the loo with no roll on the Euston to Glasgow express he took the unusual route of tweeting Richard Branson’s firm for help.

The twitter exchange between Adam Greenwood and Virgin Trains.

The twitter exchange between Adam Greenwood and Virgin Trains.

Even more amazingly, Virgin Trains replied to Adam’s virtual SOS and a staff member raced to the rescue.

National newspapers, ITV News and Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills all picked up on the story.

And Our Lady’s sixth former Adam, 16, can’t believe the fuss.

“I didn’t expect them to bring me a toilet roll, I only did it for a joke to make people laugh,” said the teen vlogger, whose social media escapades have earned him 15,800 twitter followers.

The teenager’s tweet said: “I’ve just had a reasonably large poo and there is no toilet roll left on the @virgintrains 19.30 train from Euston to Glasgow pls send help.”

Virgin replied: “Which coach, Adam? We’ll send someone down to you...”

Adam, from Lancaster, had to get off the toilet in order to check the carriage number.

He then saw a guy “looking quite worried in a full black suit carrying toilet roll”.

“After the awkward exchange and smiles, I grabbed it off him and finished what I started.”

This is the second time Adam has gained notoriety for his internet use in a matter of weeks.

Just before Christmas, the Costa Coffee worker caught Lancaster X Factor star Paul Akister on video in Market Square, and tried to get him to sing a duet.

The funny video was watched by almost 300,000 people.

Speaking while visiting friends in London on Wednesday, Adam said he’d been recognised on the Virgin train during the journey to the capital.

“The people who work for Virgin seem to know who I am...they give me dirty looks,” he joked.

“I’ve been recognised in Lancaster a few times too.”

Adam regularly makes funny videos and said his ambition is to get on the popular BBC comedy current affairs show Russell Howard’s Good News.

“I enjoy doing it, it seems to be getting a lot of attention and everybody is talking about it,” he said.

“I’ve absolutely no idea what I’m going to do next...I didn’t expect any of this!”